iHeart Radio Awards 2014 on NBC Coming May 1st
iHeart Radio is expanding again to now include iHeart Radio Music Awards. The first-ever Awards will air on Thursday, May 1st on NBC live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The iHeartRadio Music Awards will showcase the biggest artists and songs of the year and feature live performances, never-before-seen collaborations, celebrity guest appearances and live award presentations -- and the best part is the fans are in control of who wins!
"What's unique about the iHeartRadio chart, Countdown and Awards is that all three are squarely focused on what the listener wants," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in a statement. "For the first time these three interconnected programs have shifted the power of how we measure an artist's success -- and in turn what's heard on the radio and celebrated with awards -- to the critically important listener."
The first annual Award Show will feature 13 different award categories across all genres of music, including Artist of the Year, Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Country Song of the Year, EDM Song of the Year, Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year, Alt Rock Song of the Year, Best Lyrics, Best Collaboration and more. Each voting category initially features 10 nominees - listeners will then narrow down to five finalists during a four-week period, with the finalists to be announced during a one-hour special live event on March 26, 2014 at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. Fans will then vote over the next several weeks, to determine the winners in each category.
"With a reach of more than 240 million people every month, Clear Channel has an unparalleled ability to identify and track the biggest artists and songs in the country," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for Clear Channel in a statement"The iHeartRadio Music Awards will be the first awards show in history to reflect America's favorite music, and which is truly powered by the people."
Fans chose the nominees by the stations created on iHeartRadio, the songs they Shazam, Facebook, and Tweet about. Now, the fans are in control again as your votes will decide the winners for the iHeart Radio Awards!
To vote for your favorite artists to win, click HERE to vote!
iHeart Radio Awards 2014 air live from Los Angeles on NBC, on May 1st at 8pm ET.